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Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles (Paperback)Beth Pickens (author)
you are an artist, you need to make your art. That's not an
overstatement—it's a fact; if you stop doing your creative work, your
quality of life is diminished. But what do you do when life gets in the
way? In this down-to-earth handbook, experienced artist coach Beth
Pickens offers practical advice for developing a lasting and meaningful
artistic practice in the face of life's inevitable obstacles and
distractions. This thoughtful volume suggests creative ways to address
the challenges all artists must overcome—from making decisions about
time, money, and education, to grappling with isolation, fear, and
anxiety. No matter where you are in your art-making journey, this book
will motivate and inspire you. Because not only do you need your art—the
world needs it, too.
• EXPERT ADVICE: Beth Pickens is an
experienced and passionate arts advocate with extensive insight into
working through creative obstacles. She has spent the last decade
advising artists on everything from financial strategy to coping with
• PRACTICAL AND POSITIVE: This book is both a love letter to
art and artists and a hands-on guide to approaching the thorniest
problems those artists might face. Pickens offers a warm reminder that
you are not alone, that what you do matters, and that someone out there
wants you to succeed.
• TIMELESS TOPIC: Like a trusted advisor, this
book is an invaluable resource jam-packed with strategies for building a
successful creative practice. From mixing business and friendship to
marketing yourself on social media, this book can help. And it
will—again and again.
• Visual artists and makers
• Writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives
• Art and design school graduates and grad-gift givers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 202 x 154 x 25 mm
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